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Bury 1-3 Newport County

Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor
Aaron O'Connor has now scored five goals in his last four games for Newport County

Newport County's Aaron O'Connor scored a hat-trick as Bury suffered their first League Two home defeat of the season.

O'Connor's low finish fired County ahead after just two minutes.

The striker then capitalised on a mix up between goalkeeper Scott Loach and defender Hayden White to double County's lead just before half-time.

Danny Rose's 25-yard finish brought the Shakers back into it, but O'Connor rounded Loach late on to seal the win.

The result sees the Exiles move up one place to eighth and close the gap on seventh placed Bury to just two points.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Bury v Newport

"When you get beaten you've got to try and draw out of it that the next time you go out to play you've got to have a plan and know how to win that next game.

"I know why we were beaten and I understand why we were beaten.

"The first half performance wasn't acceptable."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it was a real excellent away performance. From start to finish I thought we were excellent and worthy of the win.

"It was an excellent three points against a very good team. We came here with a game plan and the players approached it very well.

"We had to weather the storm and put our bodies on the line but this group of players do that for one another."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 13Loach
  • 25WhiteSubstituted forThompsonat 87'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8Adams
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Rose
  • 15LoweSubstituted forNardielloat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 14Thompson
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 18Duffus
  • 26Lainton

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 21ObengSubstituted forJacksonat 76'minutes
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5JonesBooked at 82mins
  • 16Hughes
  • 13Sandell
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forByrneat 71'minutes
  • 4Porter
  • 18Klukowski
  • 10O'Connor
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 3Feely
  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 33Byrne
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,166

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Newport County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Newport County 3.

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Newport County 3. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Joe Thompson replaces Hayden White.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

Booking

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Hayden White (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Curtis Obeng.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Byrne replaces Lee Minshull.

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Curtis Obeng (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Newport County 2. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Ryan Lowe.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Yan Klukowski (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18105328161235
2Burton1811252521435
3Luton1810442012834
4Shrewsbury18103529151433
5Southend189451915431
6Plymouth1893621101130
7Bury189362721630
8Newport187742519628
9Exeter187652423127
10Portsmouth187562119226
11Morecambe188281920-126
12Accrington188282629-326
13Cambridge187382923624
14Northampton187382725224
15Stevenage187382626024
16Wimbledon186662325-224
17Mansfield186481521-622
18Cheltenham186481727-1022
19Oxford Utd185581923-420
20York183961722-518
21Dag & Red1853102330-718
22Carlisle1853102334-1118
23Tranmere1826101625-912
24Hartlepool1833121331-1812
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